A $28,754 carryover in the revamped Z-5 (Super Hi-5) awaits horse racing fans at Churchill Downs as bettors across North America attempt to correctly select the top five finishers in Thursday’s third race.
The new Z-5 (Super Hi-5), which features a “best buy” takeout rate of 19% and is the first interstate jackpot of its kind in horse racing, rotates the popular high-payout Super Hi-5 between Churchill Downs and its sister racetrack Calder Race Course. Each pool is separately guaranteed at $10,000 and is offered daily on Churchill’s Race 3 (1:36 p.m. ET on Thursday), Calder’s Race 6 (2:42 p.m. ET) and then again on Churchill’s final race of the day (Race 10 at 5:03 p.m. ET).
If no one correctly selects five top horses in Churchill’s third race on Thursday – a full-field of fillies and mares that will race for a $15,000 claiming tag at one mile on dirt – the carryover pool will move to Calder’s Race 6, then back again to Churchill if there are no correct tickets. The zigzag rotation will continue to the following day and beyond until one or more lucky players get the winning sequence right.
Thursday’s jackpot pool for the third race at Churchill Downs was triggered when there were no winning tickets in Races 3 and 10 on Wednesday. There was no Z-5 (Super Hi-5) race at Calder Race Course on Wednesday because the South Florida racetrack was closed that day.
Thursday’s 10-race card at Churchill Downs begins at 12:40 p.m. ET. Admission gates open at 11 a.m. There also is a two-day Pick 6 carryover of $6,364.31 on Races 5-10.
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